Friday, March 26, 2010

How Fairy Tales Really End......


Snow White........

Red Riding Hood......

Sleeping Beauty.............




Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cruise 2010

So I'm finally getting around to posting about our Cruise! Life has been pretty busy around here since we've been back, and my blog has been on the back burner fo a while.
We went from March 1-5 to the Bahamas from Miami, with some good friends of ours from our ward, the Cole's. Miami was probably the warmest part of our trip. We should have taken advantage of it while we had it! But who knew it would be cold & windy in the Bahamas? I should have packed warmer clothes!
So here are a few pics of us while we were leaving Miami.

Here's some shots of our first meal on the ship, still in Miami. The cruise food was fabulous! This meal in particular probably wasn't the best one, (just burgers & salads, etc.), but overall, the food was great, and we ate A LOT of it!

Here's some better food: our dinner the first night. We ate in this restaurant every evening. It was nice. A lot of the time we would order more than one appetizer, entree, and dessert!

Our first stop was Freeport, on Grand Bahama Island. It was windy, and cool enough to need a jacket, and it even poured rain part of the time we were there. There wasn't too much to do in this little town. We shopped, but soon realized most of the shops had the exact same items, and we took a cab to the beach. We walked on to the beach and the wind was blowing so hard that it blew the sand into our faces, and it wasn't too much fun. So we did see the ocean, but didn't swim. Frank got his feet wet, but that was about it. Even though we didn't do what we planned on doing, which was maybe swimming, and laying on the beach, we still had a good time!
In the evenings on the ship, we had so much fun eating and playing a LOT of Yahtzee and Nerts. There were times when I was laughing so hard I was crying. I think the most fun times of the whole trip were on the ship! The entertainment was awesome, and the cruise director was a hilarious English man.

Our second stop, Nassau, was RIDICULOUSLY windy!! We had booked a shore excursion to go snorkeling and have a bbq on the beach, but that was obviously cancelled. So we just took a little boat over to "Paradise Island" where the Atlantis hotel is. The hotel is probably the biggest tourist attraction in the town. It has this ginormous Aquarium, with sting rays and all kinds of fish, so we went to see that. There was a scuba diver inside cleaning the glass. Then we decided to take the elevators up to see if there was an open hotel room we could check out. There was, and the maid invited us in to see the view outside. You can see from the bottom-right picture how WINDY it was that day! But the views were gorgeous anyway. It was a really cool resort!

So our last stop was supposed to be at Great Stirrup Cay, but the high winds caused the cruise to cancel that stop altogether. So instead of leaving Nassau that night, we just stayed there, and left the following morning, and spent the day at sea, slowly headed back to Miami. We did get in the hot tub once on the ship. That night, we had Escargot!! I don't care if they taste good. It's a friggin snail, and I don't need to be eating that kind of crap. I put it in my mouth and swallowed it whole, but still couldn't stop the gag reflex. I can't stand the thought of biting into it. Nasty! We all ate one. Kevin gagged & spit it out. Gross.

Here are some pictures of our last day, at sea headed back for Miami.

Despite the crappy weather, we had a great time!! I can't wait to go on another one, maybe a warmer one. :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Why LDS Women Stress

I do have lots of pictures to post about our cruise last week, but, since I don't have time to do that right now, I figured I could quickly post this:

Why LDS Women Stress

As Latter-day Saint women, we are practically obsessed with anxiously engaging ourselves in good causes. Maybe it's subliminal.

Glancing through the hymnal last Sunday I noted that as sisters in Zion, we who are called to serve are all enlisted to go marching, marching forward because the world has need of willing men to all press on scattering sunshine. We wonder if we have done any good in the world today because we have been given much and want to do what is right, keep the commandments, press forward with the Saints, choose the right, and put our shoulders to the wheel going where He wants us to go. However, as the morning breaks high on the mountaintop, truth reflects upon our senses, and while we still believe that sweet is the work, we also realize that we have work enough to do ere the sun goes down.

And thus we ask Thee ere we part, where can we turn for peace?